UK Reviews

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Unfortunate – the Musical

I am constantly amazed and impressed by fringe theatre and what can be achieved with a simplistic set and costume when the acting and concept are so s...
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A Comedy of Errors

This is the fourth year in a row that I have been to see Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour production in the Bodleian Quadrangle (or to give it its proper n...
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

If you’ve never experienced the kind of performance akin to what Shakespeare must have encountered the first time he attended a play given by a troupe...
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The View Upstairs

Get the first fifteen minutes of a show right, and the audience will go anywhere you lead them. Get it wrong, and it makes for a VERY long evening of ...
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War and Peace

Celebrated as one of the greatest contributions to the literary canon, Prokofiev’s lauded adaptation of Tolstoy’s 1869 novel War and Peace, makes its ...
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The Tempest

Oxford’s much-loved professional theatre company, Creation Theatre, has a well-deserved reputation for taking risks in the interests of telling a grea...
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Die Fledermaus

The Revenge of the Bat is a better title for this insubstantial piece of Viennese musical farce. Its only claim to a place in the modern repertoire is...
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L’arlesiana

Prior to the success of Adriana Lecouverer, Francesco Cilea’s often neglected opera, L’arlesiana, embodies the emotional complexities of domestic and ...